GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition that was organized and created by CRAFTED, a marketing agency in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is co-hosted alongside AIGA. GUTS has now gone national, with the 1st Ever GUTS Orlando pumpkin carving competition, hosted by AIGA Orlando. The primary goal of this event is to unify the creative community in support of the kids who fight the real fight everyday at Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida.
The competition is open to local and regional creative professionals that want to test their pumpkin carving skills, and more importantly, raise money for the brave kids of Make-A-Wish. We raise money through the carver's registration fees, the silent auction at the event, food, drink and merch sold at the event. For those who can't make it or would like to do a little extra, we invite anyone, anywhere, to contribute to a wish by donating.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN BEING A CARVER!
We welcome competitors from all aspects from the creative profession—designers, developers, art directors, artists, architexts, photographers, and more are all welcome! Sign up as an individual or recruit a team of up to 4 people (Registration cost is per person). Either way, each person—or team—must provide their own pumpkin(s) and carving tools.
Please review the Carving Rules on our website very carefully!